Our Friends At Friends Of Friends
The process of making each hat has shifted and changed since it's opening in 2019. in the beginning, Friends of Friends were designing and importing from artisans in Mexico but due to the pandemic, supply chains came to a halt but thereby inspired the brand to order a hat press from England and start manufacturing in house with. Each hat is made from ethically sourced materials around the world but mainly Ecuador and Guatemala and takes from 8-10 hours to weave by a single weaver. Friends of Friends uses 100% toquilla straw, a natural, vegetable fiber found in the endemic palm trees of Ecuador. The brand also sustainably sources 100% wool and palm from Guatemala making them durable as well as comfortable to wear on the beach all day.